Tourism in Djibouti

Djibouti recorded a total of 63,000 tourists in 2013, ranking 188th in the world in absolute terms.

That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Djibouti, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.066 tourists per resident, Djibouti ranked 157th in the world. In Eastern Africa, it ranked 6th.

Djibouti generated around 57.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 1.9 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Djibouti from 1995 to 2013

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Djibouti each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.

Tourists per year in Djibouti

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 5.40 million USD, or about 1.1 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 21,000 tourists at that time and roughly 257 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 57.00 million USD, accounting for 1.9 percent of the gross national product.

Tourism receipts in Djibouti per year

All data for Djibouti in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199521,0005.40 m $1.1 %257 $
199620,0004.60 m $0.93 %230 $
199720,0004.20 m $0.84 %210 $
199821,0009.30 m $1.8 %443 $
199921,0007.60 m $1.4 %362 $
200020,1008.10 m $1.5 %403 $
200121,6008.60 m $1.5 %398 $
200222,5008.90 m $1.5 %396 $
200323,2006.90 m $1.1 %297 $
200426,3006.80 m $1.0 %259 $
200530,2007.10 m $1.0 %235 $
200639,5009.80 m $1.3 %248 $
200740,0006.80 m $0.80 %170 $
200854,0007.80 m $0.78 %144 $
200958,00016.00 m $1.5 %276 $
201051,00018.00 m $1.6 %353 $
201156,00019.20 m $1.5 %343 $
201260,00020.50 m $1.5 %342 $
201363,00021.60 m $1.1 %343 $


All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.